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We are a Roman Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Newark, made up of richly diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We are Disciples of Christ fed by the Word and Eucharist in an evolving community. We seek to live the mission of Christ: serving the Lord by serving one another through our living faith, and sharing the commitment of resources and energy of the Holy Spirit.

Announcements

  • BUSINESS OWNERSAdvertise in our bulletin!  Thank you to all our advertisers!  To join the sponsors on our bulletin, please call Mary Hoffman at 860-836-8486.
  • PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  973-992-9490
  • The Facebook page for St. Raphael Parish is administered by Mary Gayle Scheper.  If you would like to contribute pictures or material to the page, please contact her with your material via the parish office at straphaelrcc@comcast.net. “Like” us at www.facebook.com/straphaellivingston
  • The bulletin for the parish is available on this website.  The current week is displayed automatically.  For earlier bulletins (the previous 5 weeks), scroll to the bottom of the page and select the weekend you would like to view.

Special Events

  •  EASTER SERVICES
    •  Easter Vigil:  8 PM
    •  Easter Sunday:  7:30 AM, 9:00 AM (Children’s Mass), 11:30 AM; no 6:00 PM Mass
  • Easter Egg Hunt after the 9:00 Mass!  Areas for both toddlers and older children.  Come and pet the bunnies in front of the church.  A light breakfast with the Easter Bunny to follow in Tobias Hall!
  • Divine Mercy Sunday – April 28, 2019.  2 PM Confessions and 3 PM Mass
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  If you have a background in English – writing, editing, or oral presentation – you can help our local seminarians.  Check out the details here!
  • Help Collect Box Tops for Education for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese!    We are now branching out to include other schools within the Archdiocese.    We will continue for the 2018-2019 school year! Click here for a list of products that carry the coupons, or pick up a list next to the donation box.
  • The schedule for Lectors and EMHCs for the period January 1 – May 31 is now in place It includes the Solemnity of Mary (January 1), Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter and the Ascension.  REMEMBER:  if you are or become unavailable for the Masses for which you are scheduled, you are responsible for finding your own substitute.
  • Our social outreach ministry, Samaritans Always Care (SAC)is collecting:
    • Food for the Soup Kitchen at Our Lady of the Valley
    •  Gently-used jewelry and clean handbags for Mother’s Day gifts for the needy in a Women’s Shelter. We will begin collecting items in March and will pack them the weekend of April 27.
    • Please place your items for those in need in the labeled boxes in the vestibule.
    • If you would like to take a more active part in helping with the SAC projects, please contact the parish office and you will be put in contact with a committee member.
  • The St. Raphael Youth Choir is preparing for Easter and First Eucharist.  Anyone in grades K-7 can join.  Practice for Easter Sunday Children’s Mass is at 8:30 AM on Easter Sunday.  See the bulletin for more information.

We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign

  • We will begin the final year of our 4-year campaign in April!!  We have already received funds for our parish amounting to $32,585.88.  We can receive almost $50,000 if all pledges are met. Campaign Update Details

Sharing God’s Blessing

 

For additional upcoming events and special Mass times, please see the bulletin by clicking here.